A selection of the more substantive posts I’ve written, without the filler material.

**Feminism and women in math:**-
- Gender, conferences, conversations and confrontations (March 2015)
- On proof and progress in feminism (November 2014)
- Diversity and mathematics (October 2014)
- Maryam Mirzakhani makes history (August 2014)
- G.H. Hardy and Mrs. Ellis (April 2014)
- Gender Bias 102 For Mathematicians: Merit (August 2013)
- Gender Bias 101 For Mathematicians (February 2013)
- Still not on Math Overflow (December 2012)
- The perils of changing the subject (October 2012)
- Biased (September 2012)
- Women in math, and the overhaul of the publishing system (February 2012)
- Why I’m not on MathOverflow (March 2011)
- Truth, images and consequences (September 2010)
- ToneCheck for women (August 2010)
- An entirely positive approach. Or something. (June 2010)
- Not good with breathing, either (April 2010)
- Not good with numbers (February 2010)
- Right back at ya (November 2009)
- Gender dependent (September 2009)
- On stereotyping (August 2008)
- The 99th percentile (August 2008)
- Wishing away the glass ceiling (July 2008)
- Their own wisdom (June 2008)
- Women in Math, or Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (December 2007)

**Mathematics (general):**-
- Would a mathematician pass the Turing test? (June 2014)
- More on commenting and the publishing reform (February 2013)
- On commenting, conversations, and epijournals (January 2013)
- Too innumerate (July 2012)
- Teaching load, itemized: part 2 (May 2012)
- Teaching load, itemized: part 1 (April 2012)
- A brief guide to a full professor’s administrative work (January 2012)
- The state of the profession (January 2012)
- Random thoughts on publishing and the internet (November 2011)
- Math < reality. (February 2011)
- The mysterious effectiveness of trivial pursuits (September 2010)
- The girl who played with Fermat’s theorem (August 2010)
- What if mathematicians wrote travel articles? (June 2010)
- More on mathematics and madness (June 2010)
- Putnam (November 2009)
- Therein lies madness (October 2009)
- La Sagrada Familia and the hyperbolic paraboloid (June 2009)
- Blaming the mathematician (December 2008)

**Mathematics (research):**-
- ICM paper: Harmonic analysis on fractal sets (May 2014)
- Finite configurations in sparse sets (July 2013)
- Visibility of unrectifiable planar sets (June 2013)
- An expository paper on the Favard length problem (December 2012)
- A Knapp example for Salem sets on the line (November 2012)
- Buffon’s needles: a very short expository note (March 2012)
- An update on differentiation theorems (July 2009)
- Maximal estimates and differentiation theorems for sparse sets (May 2009)
- Bourgain’s circular maximal theorem: an exposition (May 2009)
- Density and differentiation theorems for sparse sets” (May 2009)
- The Piatetski-Shapiro theorem (March 2009)
- Growth, expanders, and the sum-product problem (a guest post by Harald Helfgott; December 2008)
- The sum-product problem (June 2008)
- The Kakeya problem in finite fields (March 2008)

**History:**-
- The weight of dead symbols (June 2015)
- The less complicated narratives (January 2015)
- Eternal sunshine of the progressive mind (April 2014)
- Obedience training (March 2014)
- St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, dogma and mathematics (February 2014)
- The complexities of communism (December 2013)
- Paint it red (November 2009)

**Culture:**-
- Art in the life of mathematicians (August 2014)
- Art like science (July 2013)
- My four languages (April 2012)
- Waiting for the tiger teacher? (January 2011)
- Small expectations (December 2010)
*Lillian Alling*and the immigrant experience (October 2010)- Sucking at everything else (August 2010)
- The geek factor (April 2010)
- When the truth is gone… (
*A Serious Man*; March 2010) - The beautiful losers of
*Avatar*(January 2010) - Moon (July 2009)
- Being there, going nowhere (September 2008)

**Academic life:**-
- The limits of writing for free (April 2013)
- Intellectual property at UBC (October 2012)
- The varsity sports and the musical instruments (December 2010)
- I’m on ur payroll, sipping ur sherry (September 2009)
- Conferences, peer review, and political interference (June 2009)
- Best of the best? (January 2009)
- Freedom’s just another word to flap around (February 2008)
- B is for Breadth – or Burden? (February 2008)
- The trouble with candidacy exams (January 2008)

**Research politics and research funding:**-
- Steve Jobs on curiosity and intuition (November 2012)
- LRP update (May 2012)
- PIMS Collaborative Research Groups (May 2011)
- Submission to the LRP steering committee (May 2011)
- NSERC peer review system: broken and unreliable (April 2011)
- It’s 2 am, where is my long-term strategy? (October 2010)
- Addendum on “priority areas” (July 2010)
- Letter to NSERC: Canadian mathematics does not need “priority areas” (July 2010)
- Would NSERC have paid for developing the laser? (March 2010)
- NSERC Discovery Grants: cut back again (May 2009)
- Don’t stop believin’ (March 2009)
- Stephen Harper: not good for science, not good for Canada (February 2009)
- Broken or not, fix it anyway? (November 2008)
- NSERC Discovery Grants: how we spend the money (September 2008)
- NSERC Discovery Grants: various updates (July 2008)
- NSERC Discovery Grants, on a tight budget (about the 2006-07 budget cuts; May 2008)
- The NSERC Discovery Grants program, evaluated (May 2008)